“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Owsley County Kentucky Historical Markers

A Masterful Retreat Marker Side B image, Touch for more information
By David J Gaines, October 9, 2011
A Masterful Retreat Marker Side B
Kentucky (Owsley County), Booneville — 645 — A Masterful RetreatConfederate Raids and Invasions, and a Federal Retreat, in Kentucky
Gen. George W. Morgan’s 9000 USA force occupied Cumberland Gap June 18 to Sept. 17, 1862. Cut off from supplies, Morgan began a 200-mile retreat. From Manchester they moved in two columns, both seeking supplies, through here on to Proctor. Retreat . . . — Map (db m49239) HM
Kentucky (Owsley County), Booneville — 196 — Boone’s Station
Near this spot, Daniel Boone and party camped in 1780-1781. Camp called Boone’s Station until Owsley County was organized in 1843, then named Boonesville. Records show that Boone’s family owned land here until it moved to Missouri. — Map (db m49243) HM
Kentucky (Owsley County), Booneville — 561 — Civil War Actions
Retreating to Ohio from Cumberland Gap, part of USA Brig. Gen. Geo. W. Morgan’s command passed by here obtaining supplies Sept. 21, 1862. Force of 40 local citizens drove off 75 Southern partisans guerrillas April 14, 1864. Col. C. H. . . . — Map (db m49242) HM
Kentucky (Owsley County), Booneville — 813 — County Named, 1843
For Judge William Owsley, who was prominent in the Old Court – New Court Controversy, 1823. Born in Virginia, 1782. Came with parents to Lincoln County, 1783. Studied law with Judge John Boyle. State Legilature, two terms. Appointed Court of . . . — Map (db m49188) HM
Kentucky (Owsley County), Pebworth — 1627 — Birthplace of Earle B. Combs
Centerfielder for Yankees, 1924-35, and coach, 1936-43, Combs helped New York win 11 pennants and 9 World Series. Lifetime batting average .325. This Pebworth native (1899-1976) was elected to the Ky. Athletic Hall of Fame in 1963 and to the . . . — Map (db m71130) HM

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